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HER Number:MDV23468
Name:Wisteria, Western Road, Crediton


Small urban villa, circa 1820, said to have been converted from three weavers' cottages. Two storeys, asymmetrical four-bay front, with front door in bay to left of centre. Interior contains original joinery.


Grid Reference:SS 826 004
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/165
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 387134

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • HOUSE (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Urban District of Crediton, 36 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV39769.

Wisteria, Western Road. Formerly three weaver's cob cottages remodelled in early 19th century, two storey, four windows, roughcast front with treatment of recesses. With segmental heads. Sash windows at first floor and French casements at ground floor. Glazing bars. Wood Doric doorcase with pilasters, triglphs and dentil cornice. Figure of unicorn in blind window over doorway. Serrated edge to eaves fascia. Slate roof, interior: chamfered beam, spiral stair in rear wing. House is in important position near St. Lawrence's Green.

Mid Devon District Council, 2003, Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal, Section 2 (Report - non-specific). SDV345978.

Remodelled by Berry and Vincent, builders.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Small urban villa. Circa 1820, said to have been converted from 3 weavers' cottages (old list description). Roughcast cob; slate roof with serrated timber canopy to the eaves and verges; rear lateral and axial stacks with brick shafts. Plan: L-plan: a single depth main block, 2 rooms wide with a central entrance passage.Rear wing, 2 rooms on plan, of possible earlier origins. Exterior: 2 storeys. Asymmetrical 4-bay front with regular bays treated as 2-storey recesses with plain pilasters and segmental arched heads. Front door in bay to left of centre: doorcase with pilasters on moulded bases withan entablature with a triglyph frieze and dentil moulding below the flat porch hood with a reeded cornice. Small statue of a unicorn on top of porch hood. The other bays have early C19 16-pane windows to the first floor and French windows with margin panes. The left return has a mixture of casements and sashes: tiled porch canopy to doorway. The right return has early C19 sash windows and a serrated timber eaves canopy matching the front elevation. Coped brick garden wall to the front with chamfered granite gate piers with pyramidal caps. The wall matches one to the gardens of Astolat and Woodside (q.v.), the neighbouring houses to the west. Interior: contains original joinery.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV345978Report - non-specific: Mid Devon District Council. 2003. Crediton Conservation Area Appraisal. Mid Devon District Council Report. A4 Stapled + Digital. Section 2.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #83970 ]
SDV39769List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Urban District of Crediton. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 36.

Associated Monuments

MDV92170Related to: Garden Walls to Wistaria, Western Road, Crediton (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jan 30 2013 9:15AM